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The Showman's Fair

The Showman’s Fair is the Urban Orchard you know and love, transformed into a complete sensory overload! It’s a wild Dutch mini-festival with live music, performances and special surprises including a long table dining experience that you’ll be talking about for years!

Look out for Silent Disco in the authentic vintage lion’s cage, go surfing and a tent where you go to be touched by God!

The mini-shows at The Showman’s Fair are a bargain $5 and offer some of the most surprising entertainment you’ll see in the Fringe.

When arriving at The Showman’s Fair we recommend grabbing 10 tokens for you and a friend to try what’s on offer.

Like most of the Fringe hubs – it’s free to enter every night of the Festival if you want to drop in and soak up the Fringe vibes before seeing a show or going on a Fringe Binge! 

Dogs are not allowed in The Urban Orchard (service animals and guide dogs excepted).


The Opticum
Café IK
Pad of God
The Lion Cage
Theatre Animal

Opening Times:

Monday – Wednesday: 5pm – 12am 
Thursday: 5pm – 1am 
Friday: 5pm – 2am 
Saturday: 5pm – 2am 
Sunday: 5pm – 12am


  • Bar
  • ATM
  • Eftpos
  • Food
  • Toilets


  • Accessible to wheelchair users.
  • Wheelchair users enter via the main entrance.
  • There is a unisex accessible toilet at the venue.

Important Information:
This space is licensed and security may ask to see valid photo ID to gain entry. If you cannot produce valid photo ID then you may be refused entry, without refund for any tickets purchased. Under 18's are welcome to licensed areas but must be accompanied and supervised by a parent or guardian and the decision to allow entry is entirely at the discretion of the licensee. Visit the FAQ page for the valid forms of Photo ID accepted in Western Australia. Note that some events are restricted to over 18s only.

The Showman's Fair

The Urban Orchard, The Perth Cultural Centre

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The Showman’s Fair takes over Perth Cultural Centre’s Urban Orchard, with new venues including; Opticum, Café Ik, Royale, The lion’s Cage and our favourite Shackletenten!


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